October 1 Rock And Roll History
Get ready for another blast from the past with rock and roll history!
On this day in 1962, The Beatles signed a contract to work with their manager, Brian Epstein. John Lennon and Ringo Starr signed for themselves, while Harold Harrison and James McCartney had to do so on each of their sons' behalf. The agreement stated that Epstein was entitled to 25% of the group's earnings if they made more than $400 each per week.
In 1965, Bob Dylan appeared at Carnegie Hall and introduced his new touring band which included guitarist Robbie Robertson, organist Garth Hudson, bass player Rick Danko, pianist Richard Manual, and drummer Levon Helm. After this point the group just went as "The Band."
In 1966, bassist Noel Redding auditioned for and was hired by Jimi Hendrix. Redding, Hendrix, and drummer Mitch Mitchell became the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
In 1967 on this day, Pink Floyd arrived in New York and prepared to embark on their first tour in the U.S.
In 1970, 63 people were arrested when a riot broke out in Milan, Italy when tickets to a Rolling Stones concert went on sale.
And in 1977, Elton John was honored at the Madison Square Hall of Fame in New York City. He is the first musician to receive this honor.